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Bridging the digital divide


It’s a busy time for the University’s WiderNet Project. Staff and volunteers are preparing to ship 400 refurbished computers to Africa.

Launched in 2000, the WiderNet Project, based in the UI School of Library and Information Science in the Graduate College, brings technology to developing countries. Since 2001, the project has donated more than 1,000 computers for use at universities in Africa. But all the computers in the world aren’t worth much if their users can’t afford access to the wealth of information that has been digitized and made available on the Internet.

Cliff Missen, director of the WiderNet Project, hopes to change all that with WiderNet’s eGranary Digital Library.


Employee Health Clinic can help you snuff out tobacco use

The Great American Smokeout is just days away, but if you want to stop smoking or chewing tobacco, why wait? The University Employee Health Clinic's tobacco cessation program is readily available to help you kick the habit.

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News in brief

Chamber music?

A matter of degree—honorary, that is

Time to review your benefits package

Operations Manual annual review due by Dec. 11

Human Resources to review Working at IOWA survey results with deans and vice-presidents

Learning and Development November/December schedule

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Ben Kieffer
Ben Kieffer, host of Iowa Talks
Live from the Java House
and senior producer in University of Iowa Broadcasting Services, has interviewed authors, academic experts, and community leaders as part of his Java House show. But today, fyi turns the tables on the master interviewer, asking him about the craft of interviewing and what it’s like to be a radio host.



“Most people who have injuries to this part of the brain are not going to be successful, even in a bad-guy way.”

Steven Anderson
(Psychology Today, Oct. 27)

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